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#2570416 - 10/17/11 09:28 AM Parker vs. Excaliber ?
Lone Oak
TnDeer Old Timer
4 Point

Registered: 05/22/99
Posts: 335
Loc: Chattanooga TN

I'm in the market for a used crossbow. I have shot an Excaliber and really liked it, but have not shot a Parker. I hear great things about both of them.
I see lots of Barrnet and Horton's for sale, but rarely see Parker/Excaliber.
Are they really that much better?

Biggest difference I can see in the two is the width, with Excaliber being wider and maybe harder to manuver for a shot. Plus the wheel action on the Parker.
For those who have shot or owned both, which would choose if you could do it again?
I have only used a rope cocker and it was only a 150 lb Vixen. Not sure I could pull back a 225 with a rope cocker, is there a lot of difference?

Thanks to anyone who wants to chime in on this

#2570697 - 10/17/11 11:43 AM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Lone Oak]
4 Point

Registered: 09/24/11
Posts: 430
Loc: humphreys county

def parker i have shot both and love my parker especially with the lifetime warranty.
#2571051 - 10/17/11 04:37 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: parkerxbowhunter]
8 Point

Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1297
Loc: Cleveland, TN

Excalibur is the only way to go. No wheels or cams to worry about. Get the Exomax you will love it. 225 with rope cocker no problem. I know a guy that has a used one for sale at $550 .
With God all things are possible.

#2571072 - 10/17/11 05:09 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Lone Oak]
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Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 12205
Loc: McMinn Co. Tennessee

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I have a Parker and am very happy with it.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

#2571079 - 10/17/11 05:19 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Beekeeper]
4 Point

Registered: 08/27/10
Posts: 113
Loc: Columbia, TN

I have a Horton Legacy 225 and have no problems at all cocking the bow with my rope cocker. I only weight 165 pounds myself.
#2571179 - 10/17/11 06:31 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: soshock1]
6 Point

Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 621
Loc: Greeneville, TN

I have never shot a Parker but I really like my Excaliburs! I have an Exocet 200 and a Phoenix 175 which I just recently bought.
#2571339 - 10/17/11 07:42 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: TW]
8 Point

Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 1959
Loc: Hendersonville

I've only shot my Parker so can't comment on the others. Excellent warranty though.
#2571810 - 10/18/11 12:35 AM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Mag]
10 Point

Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 4623
Loc: jonesborough, TN

I have a stryker made by bowtech and it Awesome but very pricey but I've shot several different crossbows and the parkers are great especially for the $$$$ and the lifetime warranty. I just got my father in law a parker a few months back and he loves it. I know several people that hunt with parkers and everybody that I know of loves theirs. Good luck and hope u like what ever u decide to buy.
#2572681 - 10/18/11 03:46 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: stryker]
6 Point

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 609
Loc: Somerville, TN

Excalibur Exocet 200 --- "THE BOMB !!!"
#2573374 - 10/19/11 12:53 AM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: varminthunter123]
4 Point

Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 325
Loc: Loudon County

Excalibur, in my opinion, is the way to go.
I shoot an Excalibur vortex

#2573658 - 10/19/11 08:35 AM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: David1475]
Lone Oak
TnDeer Old Timer
4 Point

Registered: 05/22/99
Posts: 335
Loc: Chattanooga TN

Thanks everyone. I bought a used Phoenix
#2580754 - 10/23/11 09:39 PM Re: Parker vs. Excaliber ? [Re: Lone Oak]
8 Point

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 1140
Loc: Land of Rocks, Mo.

Congrats on yer new to you CB
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